How to Replace the Battery in a 2018 Kia Sorento Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2018 Kia Sorento Key Fob

If your Kia key is no longer working perfectly, the battery most likely must to be replaced. In this post, you’ll benefit from knowing how to open your remote key fob and replace a weak or dead battery yourself. If you decide to do it at home near Sorento, follow our guide, but first make sure you have tools and materials required before you start.

What type battery does 2018 Kia Sorento key fob take

Replacing battery in key fob require 1 CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the size of your fob’s batteries.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step instruction

A tiny coin cell battery installed in the your key fob. Move the key out of the way if it is in the keyless entry remote.

Delicately try to open your fob with flat head screwdriver. Change 1xCR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Get new battery and install it inside keyless entry fob's body. Battery must be installed with the same position as was a previous. Your remote key fob will not work if you mistakenly put battery wrong way.

After the new battery installed, check key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If everything working good, assemble your fob’s body in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Accurately try to put the pieces in place by hands from top to bottom. If your key body tightly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Keyless entry remote of Kia Sorento use 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $5 depending on the type, brand and size packaging you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Often, after key battery change, reprogramming not required. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2018 Kia Sorento keyless entry remote yourself. Most hard part is to disassembly fob’s case. It's pretty simple with our instruction.

The price to replace the battery inside key fob can run anywhere $50-600 depending on the car and the service station.

Keyless entry remote batteries in Kia Sorento should be replaced every 3-4 years, also this will vary based on usage and battery quality. If your remote key fob shortened signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop open doors and make problems for you.

If your auto signal strength reduced, fob's battery more than 4 years old, need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors or has low key battery indicator on dashboard, in most cases battery replace inside key fob needed. Installed battery is weak with a high probability, but if it's not help to fix issues, fob replace or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: TQ8-FOB-4F06
  2. Models: 2015-2018 Kia Sorento